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On Campus Undergraduate and Accelerated Master’s Student Kaya Pungello is originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina. After attending schools in Asheville, North Carolina and Washington D.C., she ended up in Washington state for two years. Her latest move finds her here at Prescott College, studying Adventure Education as a senior transfer student. Kaya applied for the accelerated masters…

The day after graduating from Prescott College with dual undergraduate degrees in Environmental Education and Human Development, Jeff Baierlein went to work for the Voyageur Outward Bound School in Ely, Minnesota. Jeff worked for Outward Bound for nine years - in Minnesota, Michigan, Texas, New Mexico, Maryland, Ontario, British Columbia, Washington, and Mexico. Jeff starting out as an…
The Department of Health and Human Services has called on agencies to adopt terminology that defines gender on “a biological basis that is clear, grounded in science, objective and administrable.” In a summary, they are proposing gender to be defined at birth and immutable. Lawrence Schuessler, Stanford University instructor and Prescott College alum, recognizes this issue as something in the…

Originally from South Kingstown, Rhode Island, Amy Bannon (18’) decided to make the trip across the country to attend @prescottcollege because of the College’s emphasis on experiential education. She valued, “the opportunity to become completely immersed in the field with my peers and professors.” Her greatest memory of Prescott College was the “caring, passionate and fascinating”…

  Nicholas Weiss began his work @prescottcollege this summer as the Director of Library Services. Nicholas was seeking to find a leadership role at a College that held to a particular ethical standard, a commitment to social justice and the environment. Nicholas teaches courses in research skills, research…

Scott Hecker (‘79) studied natural history, biological illustration, and photography @prescottcollege. Hecker fully embraced his time in the community, serving on the College’s board of trustees, teaching art classes, and serving as an acting Director of Admissions.

As a student @prescottcollege, Hecker lived by the motto, "Your classroom is the Southwest." Almost 40 years…

The U.S.- Mexico Borders Studies course finished in a big way this fall by sharing a presentation with the rest of the school and the community. Students were excited to share all they had learned over block and spread the word. Students had the opportunity to choose a project that resonated with them based on something that they were inspired by during the course. Different booths were…

Constance is passionate about social movements and community organizing. She is looking forward to “diving in and learning the ropes” at Prescott College. Constance strives to be a resource to students in the campus community through her work as a Residence Assistant and Student Union Board (SUB) member. Through her leadership roles she is able to provide emotional and academic support to…

  Like so many Prescott College students, Tina Chen is highly motivated and engaged in the community. She strives to open her mind to new experiences and people, accept rather than ignore the problems that are occurring in the world, and practice using her voice to effect change and inspiration. As a Student Union Board (SUB) member, her goal is to “strengthen and expand our resources on…